Bridget’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 10

Berry Banana Stuffed French Toast You will need: 1 loaf whole wheat bread, uncut 1 ½ cups fat free ricotta 2 Tbsp honey ½ cup bananas diced ½ cup blueberries 2 Tbsp cashew butter pinch cinnamon 1 cup non fat milk 2 whole eggs 2 egg whites olive oil maple syrup salt powdered sugar In a bowl combine the eggs, egg whites and a pinch of ... More

The Runner We Hope You CAN’T Beat

The Runner We Hope You CAN'T Beat... More

The Longest Long Run…EVER!

This week’s recap: The training schedule called for 30 miles. I abided by the two rest days, did a slightly longer than planned long run, and came out to 31.1 miles. Sunday morning I had 15 miles on the schedule but was mentally shooting for 16 miles. I started panicking a little the night before because I realized I had never done ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 9

Chef's Kitchen Cupboard Dinner. I won’t bore you with all of the details of a chef’s day but what led up to this week’s recipe… It’s inventory time, the pastry chef is out of town and I was starving from a late night work out. More

The Mental Battle

Sunday’s 16 miles were done in one of the worst running weather days I can remember for only being April. It was a scorcher. Those were hard miles to get done and scared me a little…maybe a lot. After conversations on Twitter Sunday as I worked through getting in the miles, it’s become so obvious to me how mentally defeated I am about the marathon distance. While I think some newer runners don’t respect the distance enough, I have moved beyond respecting it to flat out fearing the distance of a full marathon. More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 8

Mac and Cheese- The Healthy Way! You will need 1 T olive oil 8 oz. quinoa pasta shells, cooked1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 cup goat milk, low fat pinch celery seeds pinch dry mustard pinch paprika 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch 4 oz soft goat cheese 3 T  apples, peeled, diced 2 T chives olive oil salt & pepper 1 cup goat milk, evaporat... More

Sickness Interrupts Marathon Training

Life happens. And if your training schedule is not designed to take this into account, you need to rethink things. Your training schedule not only needs to include this important fact, it needs to reflect how much interruption your life is likely to take. In the absence of excuses, procrastination, and laziness, what’s the probability of training execution going awry? More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 7

Baked Polenta with Ricotta, Spinach and Basil You will need 350 degree oven and a baking dish 2 cups instant polenta 4 cups water or chicken stock 2 T low fat ricotta ½ cup spinach, cooked 2 T basil, chopped 1 cup of your favorite tomato sauce 2 T Parmesan cheese salt & pepper In a small pot bring the liquid to a boil and slowly ... More

Sources of Motivation

Recap of the Week: I realized in my post a week ago I was so focused on total weekly mileage, long run miles, and base-building that I failed to mention anything about at what pace I was going to do each run. I clarified that in my blog this week. I was scheduled to do 27.1 miles this week through a planned half marathon on Sunday as ... More

Bridget Batson’s Weekly Running Recipe- Week 6

Date Spice Muffins You will need: 325 degree oven a muffin tin and papers 1 cup all – purpose flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger pinch ground cloves ½ tsp salt 1/3 cup dried dates, pitted, chopped zest from 1 orange ½ cup low fat yogurt ¼ cup milk 1 egg 2 T olive oil In a bowl whisk ... More